The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport to develop solutions needed for Tan Son Nhat International Airport to increase its capacity in the 2017-2018 period.
According to the document sent to the Ministry, Head of the CAAV Dinh Viet Thang stressed that Tan Son Nhat is overloaded in the air, at the terminal and in the surrounding streets blamed for poor service quality at the airport.
The CAAV has suggested upgrading the runway for takeoffs and landings; building terminal 4 with an annual capacity of 15-20 million passengers; building a storey in domestic terminal and a traffic system from the terminal 4 to Cong Hoa, Hoang Hoa Tham streets, and the internal street in the Division 370 of the Air Force and Air Defense.
The plan also revealed that according to CAAV’s proposal to the Ministry, the expansion of the aircraft parking area must be completed in the 2-3 quarter of 2017 and the handover of military land to the airport is expected to be implemented in August.
The CAAV also asked the Ministry to develop two parallel taxiways and launch regulations of landing and take-off slots.